Over 20,000 power consumers in Haryana have availed the benefit of the ‘Voluntary Disclosure Scheme’ (VDS), launched by the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) and the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), under which unauthorised extension of load can be regularised without paying any penalty.
The consumers have declared over 85 megawatt load that has brought out the overloading of a number of transformers on record. The Discoms will set up about 1,000 additional transformers to meet the increased load in order to avoid the overloading.
DHBVN-UHBVN CMD Devender Singh said that he has directed the field officers of the level of superintendent engineers to set up the additional transformers required to eliminate overloading that has come on record due to declarations under the VDS. This is the main purpose of launching the VDS. Devender said that there is no shortage of electricity in the state. Power was available to the tune of 1,408 lakh units while the requirement as per schedule was that of 1,325 lakh units on June 10 and on the same day last year the Discoms supplied 1,108 lakh units.